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donaldjamesperry


Mar 10, 2012, 9:47 AM
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Granite around K2
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Does anyone know about rockclimbing near the jeep roads around K2, either on the China or Pakistan side? I hear of Kland. For some reason some people spell it Klane. I wish I knew why.


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I hear there is some pretty good rock climbing here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trango_Towers


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Ok let me rephrase that.

Does anyone know about granite anywhere outside on roads around K2

I do know of another place like Trango:

http://www.alpinist.com/doc/ALP20/newswire-pakistan-charakusa-big-walls

http://www.alpinist.com/doc/ALP20/newswire-sadu-red-queen

http://www.summitpost.org/hushe-baltistan-pakistan/707965

http://www.climbingguidebg.com/index.php?module=News&func=display&lang=en&sid=4512


Does anyone know of any others?


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donaldjamesperry wrote:
Does anyone know about rockclimbing near the jeep roads around K2, either on the China or Pakistan side? I hear of Kland. For some reason some people spell it Klane. I wish I knew why.
What Jeep roads are you talking about!? The nearest road to K2 is a 10 day trek, unless things have changed in the last 15 years. Tons of granite in the Trango area which is only about a four day trek from the end of the road.


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jolery wrote:
donaldjamesperry wrote:
Does anyone know about rockclimbing near the jeep roads around K2, either on the China or Pakistan side? I hear of Kland. For some reason some people spell it Klane. I wish I knew why.
only about a four day trek from the end of the road.
Only. Most climbers would consider a four day approach to a climb to be pretty insane. Especially considering the majority of the best climbing in the world is less than a 60 min approach. But I supposed climbing on the Trango Towers does offer an unrivaled experience obtainable no where else.


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USnavy wrote:
jolery wrote:
donaldjamesperry wrote:
Does anyone know about rockclimbing near the jeep roads around K2, either on the China or Pakistan side? I hear of Kland. For some reason some people spell it Klane. I wish I knew why.
only about a four day trek from the end of the road.
Only. Most climbers would consider a four day approach to a climb to be pretty insane. Especially considering the majority of the best climbing in the world is less than a 60 min approach. But I supposed climbing on the Trango Towers does offer an unrivaled experience obtainable no where else.

somehow I don't get the sense the OP is cragging.


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